Visual Arts Committee - October 21, 2020 - Agenda
SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION
VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Remote meeting via video and teleconferencing
This meeting is being held by teleconference pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 and the Fifth Supplement to the Mayoral Proclamation Declaring the Existence of a Local Emergency. During the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) emergency, the Visual Arts Committee’s regular meeting room, War Memorial Veterans Building, Suite 125, is closed. Meetings of the Arts Commission will convene remotely.
How to Join:
You may join the meeting from a desktop computer, mobile device, or telephone. You can learn about WebEx System Requirements for WebEx Events here.
To attend the meeting, please visit: https://bit.ly/3nMDcE6 ; Meeting Password: SFACVAC
You will then be prompted to enter the following information:
First and Last Name: These fields are required to be entered; however, if you wish to remain anonymous, you may type “Public” in the first and last name fields.
Email Address: This field is required to be entered; however, if you wish to remain anonymous, you may type “Public@public.com” in the email field
Click the “Join Now” button to join the meeting. Note: If you click on the link before the meeting begins, you may need to refresh the page to join the meeting.
To attend the meeting via phone, call: 1-415-655-0001. Enter Access Code: 146 682 7130
Public Comment instructions using the WebEx platform can be found here.
The public is encouraged to submit comments by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org. This email address will be monitored until Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 12 p.m. All comments received by the deadline will be read aloud by Arts Commission staff up to the three minutes maximum allotted to each commenter. In the subject line of your email, indicate the meeting date and item number. If you do not specify an agenda item number, your emailed public comment will be read under general public comment. Note: if your public comment statement is read aloud by Arts Commission staff during an agenda item, this will count as your one opportunity for public comment on that specific item. You will not be able to raise your hand to make additional public comment on the same item if your statement has already been read aloud.
Public comment in regard to specific agenda items will be taken before or during consideration of the item. During General Public Comment, members of the public may address the Commission on matters within the Commission’s jurisdiction and not otherwise on this agenda. Each speaker may speak for up to three minutes per agenda item, unless the Chair has announced a different length of time at the beginning of the meeting. Speakers may not transfer their time to another person. Any person speaking during a public comment period may supply a written summary of their comments to be included in the minutes if it is 150 words or less.
To stay informed about the latest news on COVID-19, visit sfdph.org and sign up for the City’s alert service for official updates by texting COVID19SF to 888-777.
Visual Arts Committee Members:
Dorka Keehn, Chair
Abby Sadin Schnair
1. Call to Order, Roll Call, and Agenda Changes
2. General Public Comment
(This item is to allow members of the public to comment generally on matters within the Committee’s purview as well as to suggest new agenda items for the Committee’s consideration.)
3. Director’s Report
(Current administrative, budgetary, legislative and programming developments and announcements.)
Guest Speaker: Supervisor Catherine Stefani regarding Maya Angelou Sculpture Project
4. Consent Calendar
Presentation Time: Approximately 3 minutes
- Motion to rescind RESOLUTION NO. 0914-20-136 which approves the temporary installation of an illuminated temple-like sculpture titled, The Shelter in Place Temple in Joseph Alioto Performing Arts Piazza by artists Laurence Renzo Verbeck and Syliva Lisse for a period of six months commencing late fall 2020 which is to be installed at no cost to the City, pending procurement of all necessary approvals and the funding required for the project in addition to arrangements for security night and day. The project team shall be responsible for the performance of maintenance of the sculpture as required for the duration of the installation. This installation may be extended upon approval of the Arts Commission and Recreation and Park Commission.
- Motion to rescind RESOLUTION NO. 0912-16-261: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with Suzanne Husky for an amount not to exceed $135,000 for an artwork at the International Terminal, Gate Rooms, San Francisco International Airport.
- Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with Suzanne Husky for an amount not to exceed $135,000 for an artwork at San Francisco International Airport: Harvey Milk Terminal 1 Meet and Greet Area.
- Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection the artwork titled Green Map, 2019, by Ellen Harvey. The hand-cut glass, stone mosaic celebrates the beautiful parks and open space that characterize the Bay Area by inverting the traditional idea of a map to highlight the region’s green space. The artwork was commissioned for the San Francisco International Airport: Grand Hyatt Hotel. The 28 ft. x 28 ft. mosaic spans the first and second floors of the hotel lobby main staircase.
- Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection the artwork titled Ether, 2019 by Kohei Nawa. The painted aluminum sculpture stands 35 feet tall outside the main entrance to the Grand Hyatt Hotel in the form of a droplet of liquid falling from sky to earth creating a symmetrical and potentially infinite column created within a space of zero gravity. The artwork was commissioned for the San Francisco International Airport: Grand Hyatt Hotel.
- Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection the artwork titled This Infinite Gateway of Time and Circumstance, 2019, by Jacob Hashimoto. The immersive sculpture floats between two floors of the building in an undulating, interwoven canopy composed of over 3,500 individual kite-like ellipses comprised of Paper, UV ink, resin, bamboo, Spectra, acrylic, stainless steel and is 9 ft. x 39 ft. x 9 ft. The artwork was commissioned for the San Francisco International Airport: Grand Hyatt Hotel and is installed on the fourth floor of the hotel.
- Motion to rescind RESOLUTION NO. 0803-20-114: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a contract with Carter-Lynch (Stacey Carter) for an amount not to exceed $133,333 for the design, engineering, fabrication, transportation and installation consultation of an artwork for the SFO C3C Secure Connector Wall project.
- Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a contract with Carter-Lynch LLC (aka Carter-Lynch/Stacey Carter) for an amount not to exceed $133,333 for the design, engineering, fabrication, transportation and installation consultation of an artwork for the SFO C3C Secure Connector Wall project.
5. Artist Selection Policy and Procedures
Presentation Time: Approximately 7 minutes
Discussion of the role of client/community engagement and the role of the Visual Arts Committee in artist selection policy and procedures.
6. Portsmouth Square Art Enrichment Funding Recommendation
Explanatory Document: Portsmouth Sq. Improvement Project architectural design; photos of existing artworks at Portsmouth Sq.
Presentation Time: Approximately 7 minutes
Presentation of the Portsmouth Square Improvement Project and the Art Enrichment Funding recommendation.
Discussion and Possible Action: to approve use of Art Enrichment funds generated by the Portsmouth Square Improvement Project for:
1) use on the conservation of the existing artworks on the site;
1897.2 Robert Louis Stevenson monument by Bruce Porter,
1990.9 Goddess of Democracy statue by Thomas Marsh,
1985.14.1-6 Tiger, Ram, Serpent, Monkey, Rabbit, Dragon by Mary Fuller McChesney and 1999.19.1-15 Bench supports/Serpent Wall/Lion statues by Mary Fuller McChesney.
2) to commission an artwork for an exterior wall of the new Recreation Center building in Portsmouth Square.
7. Central Subway: Fourth and Brannan – Moto Ohtake
Explanatory Document: Images of the installed artwork
Presentation Time: Approximately 2 minutes
Presentation of Microcosmic, 2020 by Moto Ohtake at the Fourth and Brannan Platform for the new Central Subway.
Discussion and Possible Action: to approve as installed Microcosmic, 2020 by Moto Ohtake at the Fourth and Brannan Platform for the new Central Subway.
8. 2021 Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Program
Explanatory Document: Selected Artists’ Proposals
Presentation Time: 5 minutes
Presentation of the selected artists for the 2021 Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series.
Discussion and Possible Action: to approve artists ABD/Skywatchers (Anne Bluethenthal & Dancers), Kimberley Arteche, and Katherine Dorame and their conceptual proposals for the 2021 Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series, as recommended by the artist review panel.
Discussion and Possible Action: to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contracts with ABD/Skywatchers (Anne Bluethenthal & Dancers), Kimberley Arteche, and Katherine Dorame for an amount not exceed $12,000 each for the 2021 Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series.
9. San Francisco Arts Commission on DataSF
Explanatory Document: Link to DataSF website
Presentation Time: Approximately 7 minutes
Presentation of the Civic Art Collection and StreetSmARTs Mural programs publically accessible data on DataSF.
10. Mayor Ed Lee Plaque
Explanatory Documents: Mayor Ed Lee Plaque Design Images
Presentation Time: Approximately 5 minutes
Presentation of the updated design of the Plaque honoring Mayor Ed Lee for SFO International Terminal Departures Hall.
11. San Francisco International Airport: Harvey Milk Terminal 1
Explanatory Documents: Images of Installed artwork
Presentation Time: Approximately 5 minutes
Presentation of the tile mosaic artwork Four Corners by Emily Fromm installed at San Francisco International Airport: Harvey Milk Terminal 1.
Discussion and Possible Action: to approve as installed the tile mosaic artwork Four Corners by Emily Fromm at San Francisco International Airport: Harvey Milk Terminal 1.
12. Animal Care Facility
Jackie von Treskow
Explanatory Document: Final Design, Structural Engineering Drawings
Presentation Time: Approximately 7 minutes
Presentation of Design Phase and Construction Document Phase deliverables (final design, structural engineering drawings) for an additional, exterior artwork by Favianna Rodriguez for the Animal Care Facility.
Discussion and Possible Action: to approve Design Phase and Construction Document Phase deliverables (final design, structural engineering drawings) for an additional, exterior artwork by Favianna Rodriguez for the Animal Care Facility.
13. New Business and Announcements
(This item is to allow the Commissioners to introduce new agenda items for consideration, to report on recent arts activities and to make announcements.)
TP 10/16/2020 4:02PM
The San Francisco Arts Commission Visual Arts Committee Meeting will be held virtually due to public health emergency.
Agenda Item Information / Materials Available
Each item on the agenda may include the following documents:
1) Department or Agency or report;
2) Public correspondence;
3) Other explanatory documents.
During the pendency of the closure of the Commission’s offices during the COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place Order and related disruptions to on-site business processes, explanatory documents listed above, as well as documents created or distributed after the posting of this agenda to the Arts Commission will be available only electronically, please contact: Program Associate Tara Peterson at email@example.com or 415-252-2219. PLEASE NOTE: The Arts Commission often receives documents created or submitted by other City officials, agencies or departments after the posting of the Arts Commission agenda. For such documents or presentations, members of the public may wish to contact the originating agency if they seek documents not yet provided to the Arts Commission.
1. Agenda items will normally be heard in order. Please note, that on occasion a special circumstance may necessitate that an agenda item be taken out of order. To ensure that an agenda item is not missed, it is advised to arrive at the beginning of the meeting. All agenda changes will be announced by the Chair at the top of the meeting.
2. Public comment will be taken before or during the Committee’s consideration of each agenda item. Each speaker will be allowed to speak for the time allotted by the Chair at the top of the meeting or up to 3 minutes.
3. During General Public Comment, members of the public may address the Commissioners on matters that are within the Arts Commission’s jurisdiction and are not on the agenda.
4. Any person speaking during a public comment period may supply a brief written summary of their comments, which shall, if no more than 150 words, be included in the official file. Written comments pertaining to this meeting should be submitted to Tara Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Electronic Devices Prohibited
The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers, and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting, except as necessary to participate remotely. The Chair may order the exclusion from participation of any person responsible for improper disruptions to this remote meeting.
To obtain a disability‐related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to participate in the meeting, please contact Tara Peterson at email@example.com or 415-252-2219, at least 48 hours before the meeting, except for Monday meetings, for which the deadline is 4:00 p.m. the previous Friday.
A recording of this meeting will be available online after the meeting at the following address: https://sfgov.org/arts/node/708.
Lobbyist Registration and Reporting Requirements
Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100-2.160) to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone 415/252-3100, fax 415/252-3112 and http://www.sfethics.org/ethics/2009/12/lobbyist-ordinance-2010.html.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE
Government’s duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people’s business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people’s review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact by mail to Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554 7724; by fax at 415-554 7854; or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, http://www.sfgov.org/sunshine/
Accessibility Meeting Policy
Per the American Disabilities Act and the Language Access Ordinance, Chinese, Spanish, and/or American Sign Language interpreters will be available upon request. Additionally, every effort will be made to provide a sound enhancement system, meeting materials in alternative formats, and/or a reader. Minutes may be translated after they have been adopted by the Commission. For all these requests, please contact Program Associate, Tara Peterson at least 48 hours before the meeting at 415-252-2219 or email@example.com. Late requests will be honored if possible. The hearing room is wheelchair accessible.
根據美國殘疾人士法案和語言服務條例，中文、西班牙語、和/或美國手語翻譯人員在收到要求後將會提供翻譯服務。另外，我們將盡力提供擴音設備。同時也將會提供不同格式的會議資料， 和/或者提供閱讀器。此外，翻譯版本的會議記錄可在委員會通過後提供。上述的要求，請於會議前最少48小時致電415-252-2219, firstname.lastname@example.org 向Tara Peterson 提出。逾期提出的請求，若可能的話，亦會被考慮接納。聽證室設有輪椅通道。
POLITICA DE ACCESO A LA REUNIÓN
De acuerdo con la Ley sobre Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (American Disabilities Act) y la Ordenanza de Acceso a Idiomas (Language Access Ordinance) intérpretes de chino, español, y lenguaje de señas estarán disponibles de ser requeridos. En adición, se hará todo el esfuerzo posible para proveer un sistema mejoramiento de sonido, materiales de la reunión en formatos alternativos, y/o proveer un leedor. Las minutas podrán ser traducidas luego de ser aprobadas por la Comisión. Para solicitar estos servicios, favor contactar a Program Associate, Tara Peterson, por lo menos 48 horas antes de la reunión al 415-252-2219, email@example.com. Las solicitudes tardías serán consideradas de ser posible. La sala de audiencia es accesible a silla de ruedas.
PATAKARAN PARA SA PAG-ACCESS NG MGA MITING
Ayon sa batas ng American Disabilities Act at ng Language Access Ordinance, maaring mag-request ng mga tagapagsalin wika sa salitang Tsino, Espanyol at/o sa may kapansanan pandinig sa American Sign Language. Bukod pa dito, sisikapin gawan ng paraan na makapaglaan ng gamit upang lalong pabutihin ang inyong pakikinig, maibahagi ang mga kaganapan ng miting sa iba't ibang anyo, at/o isang tagapagbasa. Ang mga kaganapan ng miting ay maaring isalin sa ibang wika matapos ito ay aprobahan ng komisyon. Sa mga ganitong uri ng kahilingan, mangyari po lamang makipag ugnayan kay Program Associate, Tara Peterson sa 415-252-2219, firstname.lastname@example.org. Magbigay po lamang ng hindi bababa sa 48 oras na abiso bago ng miting. Kung maari, ang mga late na hiling ay posibleng tanggapin. Ang silid ng pagpupulungan ay accessible sa mga naka wheelchair.